Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday's Hearth.... Cheeseburger Biscuit Bake

This week we had a cheeseburger biscuit bake. This is REALLY good for when you don't have a whole lot of time and you need an all in one meal.

This I got from a little Taste of Homes Casserole cookbook . You know the ones that are sitting on the checkout as you are buying your stuff.

Anyways, here is the recipe, and I'll tell you some of the things I've done to modify it to fit my mood.

1lb ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 cups (8oz) shredded chedder cheese, divided
1 tube (12oz) refrigerated biscuits, separated into 10 biscuits
pepper to taste

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is done. Drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, ketchup and pepper. Spoon half of the meat mixture into a greased 8x8x2 baking dish. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Repeat layers.

Place bicuits around edges of dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees (f) for 18-22 minutes until the meat mixture is bubbly and biscuits are brown.

* You can add diced potato or carrots or peas if you'd like. You could add crumble bacon if you'd like for that bacon cheeseburger taste. If you're wanting to go a healthier route, you could lessen the cheese and use ground turkey instead. Nothing really replaces the biscuits on this one, so I guess you COULD leave those off. But then it wouldn't be a biscuit bake. But there's all sorts of ways you could play with this basic recipe. :)

NOTE: I find it better to cook it most of the way BEFORE adding the biscuits. They aren't as mushy on the bottom if you do it that way and they brown up better.

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